by Thomas Dinham Atkinson
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When you are in a world filled with terms like splocket, oriel and modillion, you need a glossary. This wonderful old glossary covers English architectural terms from abacus (the top member of a capital) to zig-zag (a shallow Norman enrichment used mainly on string-courses). It complements the 1000-plus definitions with essays on the most encompassing terms, such as “Gothic architecture”, and uses 265 illustrations to make it all comprehensible.
It also includes an extensive list of saints most commonly found in paintings and sculptures, as well as the artifices by which you might recognize them. For example, St. Hubert, patron saint of the chase, would be identified by a stag with a crucifix between its horns. St. Denis, the patron saint of France (who died in the third century AD), would be carrying his own head, indicating that the historic antagonism between the two countries may be of longer standing than many of us thought.
An excellent guide to the meanings of terms not usually included in general dictionaries.
Smyth-sewn softcover, 4-3/4" x 6-3/4", 344 pages. First published in 1906; reprinted in 2004 as part of our Classic Reprint Series.
Discontinued. Our regular price was $12.95.